Real Time Video Ltd was established in 1984 and has an international reputation for Participatory Video and digital media.
Real Time offers training, projects, research, consultancy and advocacy, particularly targeting hard-to-reach groups and marginalised communities building social cohesion, developing networks and opening channels of communication to enable positive change.
Real Time’s Participatory Video approach aims to:
– Open space for dialogue
– Build group cohesion and collaborative working
– Provide an environment for creativity and exploration
– Increase participants confidence and self-reliance
– Develop innovative working methods
Social Action using Participatory Visual Methods:
Real Times uses its Participatory Video approach to engage with people to build confidence and raise awareness opening pathways of communication between individuals and groups.
In the Participate project, Real Time worked with marginalized groups in 6 countries to bring the perspectives and knowledge of the poorest people to decision-makers. Video and visual materials produced by and with the participants were presented in three exhibition sites in New York leading up to the UN General Assembly, providing channels of communication into policy deliberations.
Participatory Video can be used to initiate and develop a dialogue between different communities. In Beirut, Participatory Video was used to explore the significant challenges facing Syrian refugees and the diverse host communities living in close proximity in overcrowded crowded urban areas.
In Kyrgyzstan Real Time trained youth workers to use Participatory Video in conflict resolution in a countrywide youth video production initiative funded by the United Nations Peace Building Fund.
Real Time uses Participatory Video to build bridges between young people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds to explore the issues that are important to them and share their findings.
Real Time has been adapting and developing its methodology to the changing situation supporting young people making and sharing videos online.
Many of the groups Real Time works with don’t have access to online resources so Real Time has also been piloting Covid safe re-engagement PV workshops and blended learning with online resources
Targets its work with socially excluded groups
Uses digital media innovatively in social contexts
Is committed to widening knowledge of participatory approaches